Just watched Governor Scott Walker’s talk to the people of his state (and given the ink this story has generated nationwide) the American people as well. I think it’s well worth your time:
I liked how he began, saluting the state’s public employees, then went on to compare they benefits they receive to those of private sector employees. Starting at 5:16, he takes on the problems posed by collective bargaining for public employees and why he seeks to limit its use in his state.
On the whole, his delivery was sound, but he did eat a few words. His speech was, in many ways, Reaganesque with his effective interweaving of personal anecdotes, yet he lacked the Gipper’s velveteen voice and avuncular manner of delivery. And he acknowledge that Midwestern “trait” of passionate, but civil debate.
I agree with Ann Althouse (my source for the video) who “thought Walker did an excellent job of articulating his side of the controversy.” (Via Instapundit.)